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A response to the claims that the Tea Party is racist.

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posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 01:37 AM
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I think we see more of this nonsense here for the same reason we see it nearly all TV News stations. It comes from people so wildly Partisan they have reached the point where, either they lie knowingly because they view politics like a football game or they are so brainwashed into their Party, their own minds are no longer capable of distinguishing their own lies.

If you take an honest look, you will even anonymously on a site like ATS, there really are not that many people playing the Race Card or the You're a Communist Card coming from the other side. Most people are to mature and intelligent to join in that banter.

Why worry about the childish dishonest people who engage in this stuff? They punish themselves as people laugh at them as they leave the room or they have to hang out with other immature liars, because who else wants to associate with them?

Sadly though, people keep voting for politicians who pander to them from both sides. The politicians know they are lying and don't care as long as it garners them the extra percent or two they need to win.




posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 01:54 AM
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Tea Party members or Arizona government members...Hmmm hard to differentiate them...

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posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 04:39 AM
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Quite frankly, the brainwashed tea partiers are the ones making this country worse. they didn't even know what they were voting for, or who was backing the movement.......RICH PEOPLE WERE! HELLO RICH PEOPLE DON'T CARE ABOUT YOU!

Nothing changes in this country, it's simply old presents constantly re-wrapped in new shiny wrapping paper. FOLLOW.THE.MONEY.



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 05:20 AM
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Gotta love Lloyd Marcus



Is he racist?



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 05:33 AM
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That is NOT Tea Party. If ever I saw a disinfo agent on here it has to be YOU buddy! What a joke of a post. Alinksy would be so proud.

Here's a real Tea Party

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posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 05:36 AM
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A lot of the movement is about American values. I have found there to be little racism in the Tea party compared to the the Democratic Party or the Republican Party for that matter. It's our only party that was created by the people for the people.

And unlike the other two, if your racist the Tea Party isn't quiet about no wanting u.
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posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 06:00 AM
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Originally posted by OptimusSubprime

Originally posted by jfj123
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The assumption that the tea party as a whole is racist is just silly.
The reality is that some of the leader are (ie rush limbeaugh).

Most of the citizens who support the tea party aren't racist but dupes. They fell for the smoke and mirrors.



Rush Limbeaugh? Who's that? Oh, you must be talking about Rush LIMBAUGH. At least spell his name right if you are going to ignorantly accuse him of being a racist.

Yeah my bad for accidentally misspelling a racist, drug addicts name one time. Should I now spell check your post? Is that your argument? That my spelling may be slightly off?
Yeah well rush is a racist and a liar but you spelled his name wrong so boo on you ????


If you believe that then you clearly have never listened to him for more than 10 seconds,

Actually I listen to him all the time so I've heard his racist rants first hand and also his many lies



Anyways,

"anyways" ? REALLY????? you're giving me a hard time about misspelling limbaugh and you wrote "anyways" ???? You've got to be kidding, right ??!?!?!!?



I would like to help cure you of your ignorance. Below is the link to Rush's photo album on his official Facebook page. The pictures that I find particularly interesting are the ones that show Rush and his wife at the alter. Look closely.... is that a BLACK MAN that is officiating over the ceremony?! Oh my God. I guess he hasn't heard the news that Rush is a racist. I also like the picture of Rush and his show producer Snirdley... WHAT, he's black too?! OK, and now the shocker of them all.... keep scrolling through and you'll see that Elton John played at Rush's wedding. NO WAY... I guess that clears up the homophobe accusations as well. My guess is that despite all of this clear and obvious evidence you will still continue to spew you ignorance, and regurgitate the lies that you hear on liberal media outlets. It looks like you are the one who has been duped.

Well then I guess all that video and audio proof I posted never happened right?

YOU ARE FUNNY MY FRIEND



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 06:01 AM
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Historically, when someone says 'I'm not not a racist' and then proceeds to say how many people of color are on their friend list, or how many people of color have been to their house, it's a pretty obvious indication of their true feelings on the subject. Most of the posts on this thread work to the same end.

And for those of you who are students of history, you know that the Nazi party came from the extreme RIGHT of European Politics, the same neighborhood as your beloved Tea Party.

Having been to several of these farces, known as Tea Party Rallies, I can say honestly that the fear of a non-white president is palpable. Whatever you call it, the fear of 'the other' is very much present at these nut fests. It helps the Tea Parties image as racists very little when you consider the incredible amount of spending that went on during the Bush Admin, without so much as whisper from this 'angry' bunch of 'true americans.' So concerned about spending, yet not at all intelligent enough to understand that governments sometimes HAVE to run deficits, in order to get out from under what was INHERITED from previous administrations.

Good luck with your corporate sponsored 'revolution.' Shills.



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 06:02 AM
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Originally posted by OptimusSubprime
Actually Rush didn't coin the phrase "Barack the Magic Negro". David Ehrenstein of the LA Times said it in an op ed piece back in 2007 that he wrote. Rush was only bringing it up to point out the double standard that applies to liberals. If a liberal says something racist then it is never reported, but if a conservative says it then it almost starts a civil war. Rush was only pointing out this double standard and the hypocrisy.

You say that there are many, many more examples... so please, by all means share them with me.

I never said that rush coined the phrase nor did I imply he wrote, directed or sang the song.
He did however play the hell out of it while making commentary that was racist.

I did post other evidence. Just go back and watch the videos and audio I posted.



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 06:06 AM
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Originally posted by OptimusSubprime

Originally posted by jfj123

Originally posted by macman
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Ah, you mean the parody made about the article written be David Ehrenstein for the LA Times?
Here is the link.
www.latimes.com...

So if that is your base, I guess that any parody made about racial topics, is racist as well?
I guess that SNL is guilty also.

You got anything of true value or evidence?

I think is is safe to say that you are basing it off your feelings that Rush is a racist as I have never heard him utter anything remotely close to being racist.

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It's all over the internet, in his own words.
Type rush limbaugh racist comments on youtube and you get some.
It's everywhere !


You can type in "Proof of Reptilian takeover of the Earth" and you'll get all kinds of "proof". Those videos are everywhere too. Give me a break.


REALLY???
So hearing his racism from his own lips isn't enough for you?
wow !
And if you could post an actual video of a real reptillian speaking about taking over the earth, I'll acknowledge your analogy as relevant.

Please stop drinking rush's kool aid. It may taste good but it's bad for you.



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 06:22 AM
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As a Progressive (no Liberal, that's for sure). I love the Tea Party. It's like watching the GOP die of stage 4 iodeological carcinoma. This corporate elite's political action committee is finally being called out on its hypocracy and the nation is being forced to see what raw conservatism - in actual implemented social poilicy - looks and feels like. Before this, the GOP was just used by the country-clubbers that really run it to build a disciplined base to vote against the big, bad Liberal Democrats, so that they could get their soldiers into government bureaucratic jobs that would effectively collapse any enforcement of corporate and Wall Street regulations, while they endlessly lied about trying (but always failing) to address the hot-button rightwing issues like abortion, the immigrant invasion, terrorism, and whatever the gays were doing to piss off the Xtians during an election cycle.

Now there's this new metastasization of confused and hyper-aggressive base growth - a lot, in response to a black DNC president with a foreign sounding name (let's face it) - and the GOP is literally coming apart at the seams. Its new breed of "leadership" doesn't even know how to disguise its real agenda anymore, and is forcing its political foot soldiers to actually defend killing off the middle class, eliminating Medicare and Social Security, and turning this nation into the largest banana republic that the world has ever known. Its own internal polling tells it that if it eases up on exposing itself, this Tea Party tumor will attack it from the inside, and kill off the "healthy cells" (like Boener and McConnell) that are just hoping to survive this radical new onslaught of aimless conservative angst and anger, and resume the "old ways" of preventing any real reform of what's finally gotten pretty good for the big money in this world.

Meanwhile, the majority of the country is still rubbing their eyes and trying to figure out if what they just saw the GOP say and do is what they actually just said and did. At some point, the electorate will finally realize that "yes, what the GOP just said and did is what you just saw them say and do", and the GOP will die as a viable political army for Wall Street and the corporate elite. As to whose political army it'll becomes, that's an open question. By then, the corporate and Wall Street elite will be seeking dual citizenship in Dubai, and the Tea Party will be wondering what the hell just happened to "their America" again.

It's all pretty fun to watch.



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 06:36 AM
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Rush's racist comments about:
1. The chinese



Now optimus, stay with me here.
You can see rush on tv RIGHT?
You can see his lips move RIGHT?
You can hear and recognize his voice RIGHT?

here's the rest of the video where rush then insults:
2. black people...using his "negro dialect" Rush's words !
3. Michael J. Fox....just because he hates parkinsons patients???
www.colbertnation.com...

So in conclusion...Rush is a racist and loves being a racist. He revels in it. He likes black people as long as they know their place

You know... the back of the bus...
like this



But at least rush has a good sense of humor right?
I mean he does like a good joke just like anyone else right?
Hey what's wrong a good racist comment and joke? That doesn't make you racist right?
He's just trying to be funny...we need to lighten up...right?

Oh wait, there is nothing funny about what he just said

It was just sad, really


Well at least we know rush has many listeners who support his views...you know those genuine callers who believe what rush has to say....you can say many things about rush but at least he has that right?

according to an online account, Premiere is hiring actors to fake on-air calls to radio shows who do not divulge the scam. Before being abruptly removed, their website read:

"Premiere On Call is our new custom caller service... We supply voice talent to take/make your on-air calls, improvise your scenes or deliver your scripts. Using our simple online booking tool, specify the kind of voice you need, and we'll get your the right person fast. Unless you request it, you won't hear that same voice again for at least two months, ensuring the authenticity of your programming for avid listeners".

As reported, once the actor "passed the audition, he would be invited periodically to call in to various talk shows and recite various scenarios that made for interesting radio." In addition, the source was specifically told there would be no on-air disclosure of the fabricated nature of the call. He subsequently landed the job, at $40 per hour and a minimum one hour of work per day.

OOPS.
www.opednews.com...



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 06:41 AM
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Originally posted by OptimusSubprime
...there are racists in every group...


That there is my friend, but unless that group goes against the mainstream belief or power, they won't be called out for it. The race card is the easiest card to use unfortunately and people know it.



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 06:43 AM
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Originally posted by jfj123

Originally posted by OptimusSubprime
Actually Rush didn't coin the phrase "Barack the Magic Negro". David Ehrenstein of the LA Times said it in an op ed piece back in 2007 that he wrote. Rush was only bringing it up to point out the double standard that applies to liberals. If a liberal says something racist then it is never reported, but if a conservative says it then it almost starts a civil war. Rush was only pointing out this double standard and the hypocrisy.

You say that there are many, many more examples... so please, by all means share them with me.

I never said that rush coined the phrase nor did I imply he wrote, directed or sang the song.
He did however play the hell out of it while making commentary that was racist.

I did post other evidence. Just go back and watch the videos and audio I posted.


Yes he did say it a lot and he played the song a lot, but the reason he did was to point out the absurdity of this particular liberal columnist and the fact that the liberal media is biased. You miss the point of why he said it and played the song.



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 06:49 AM
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I find it funny how this thread has all of a sudden become about Rush Limbaugh. Rush has never even attended a Tea Party rally, at least according to him. Rush has openly stated that he is not a Tea Party member. So all of you Rush bashers should stick to the subject at hand, instead of trying to change the debate like you guys always seem to do.

Don't get me wrong, I'll debate the Rush topic any day of the week, but that isn't what this thread is about. If you want to have the Rush debate then by all means start your "Rush is a racist thread".



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 06:56 AM
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Looks like the Dems are going to play the race card in a huge way this election cycle - since Hopeychange is all played out, being Black is all he has left.




The Racialization of Deficit Cutting By Robert Weissberg Race is increasingly infusing the current debate over federal spending and the soaring national debt. This is what lies at the heart of accusing the Tea Party of "racism."

Needless to say, this racial element bodes poorly for solving our debt crisis. The modern civil rights movement was initially about personal liberty -- from attending schools of one's choosing, to sitting wherever one chose on a bus and being able to vote regardless of skin color, among myriad other liberties. Yes, expanded federal power was vital but intercessions such as affirmative action were, supposedly, only temporary legal steps to guarantee African Americans options heretofore available only to whites.

With time, however, relatively cheap government edicts were replaced by expensive entitlements. Expanding the Great Society's anti-poverty programs became a way of life.


www.americanthinker.com...



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 07:13 AM
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I am so sick of race being brought up in everything! It is sooo OLD! They want us divided, they want us to hate. I am sure most others are sick of it too! Great Post!



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 07:20 AM
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I once got into a "disagreement" with a Black girl on facebook who called me a racist for talking about "ghetto kids at Chuck-E-Cheese's on the 1st of the month. I mentioned something about a the "earned income tax credit being a socialist handout." The funny thing is, as I was writing it, I envisioned only White single mothers and their bad acting White ghetto children. Black people were not even on my radar screen.

Her calling me racist made me happy as I instantly realized how far from the truth it was!

So my point is if you are for self reliance from hard work and criticize redistribution of income it will not take much for you to slide down the slippery slope of racism. It seems in my case using the word (Ghetto) in a context other than Websters classic definition (In my case meaning Urban) was enough.

Why?



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 07:24 AM
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The left liberals and Democrats in government have a lot of undercover agents that have infiltrated all the racist groups out there.

The Klan groups.
Biker groups
Survivalist groups
ECT ECT ECT

Do you think they would have any problem using these same people to infiltrate the tea party groups just to make the tea party look like racist.

In most cases these undercover agents can talk the groups they have infiltrated into going to tea party meetings and being a**h**es and making a scene.

I am a republican but will have nothing to do with the tea party.
I am also a Christian Deist and believe there is to much control by religious far right groups over the Tea Party.



posted on Apr, 25 2011 @ 08:04 AM
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thats why when obama was in providence RI a few months ago and a few of the people from the left side of things asked the tea party people to join groups and to show unity under a common cause they said no. yea guys you really wanna clean things up # you # poltics lets riot and hang some polticians from there necks just like mousalini
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